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IndieCade exists to support the independent development community and to shine a light on diverse and expansive work from around the world.

Memberships provide the crucial support to make this mission possible, while providing complimentary and discounted submissions, tickets, and showcase opportunities, written game feedback, and participation in special activities like developer days, show and tells, and IndieCade Horizons.

UPDATE: The deadline to join this year’s Steam event as a member benefit has passed.

NEW BENEFITS! – IndieCade Festival

We are very excited to share that for this fall’s IndieCade Festival, in addition to other benefits, we have worked with Valve to set up our own Steam Event, launching November 4th!

Not only will the event feature this year’s IndieCade nominees and award winners, but as a new benefit for members there will be an opportunity to have your games included in the event as well.

New Festival Benefits by Member Level

Developer Plus

  • Complimentary inclusion in Steam event for a game ($0).
    This is also, completely transferable – and works exactly the same as the Complimentary Submission ($0) which is also included at this level.
  • For Alumni Developer Plus Members – any of your past IndieCade Nominated/ Selected, and/or Award winning games are included ($0)


  • For Alumni Developer Members – any of your past IndieCade Nominated/ Selected, and/or Award winning games are included ($0)

    Membership Packages

    These are memberships for individuals.



    Being an IndieCade benefactor is a tradition almost as old as our institution! It’s a way of giving back that starts at $1,000. In addition to Developer-Plus membership benefits, please contact us to inquire about other benefits.

    Membership information for small and mid-sized studios

    Membership information for academic institutions

    Developer Plus

    $249/yr. OR $20/mo.

    The Developer Plus membership level is full IndieCade engagement year-round. It comes with every Membership benefit.


    $69.00/yr. OR $5.70/mo.

    Developer-level membership keeps you in the center of our year-round activities. It comes with great discounts and passes!


    $29.00/yr. OR $2.40/mo.

    Supporter members stay engaged with IndieCade year-round. Receive benefits and our gratitude for your support.

    Compare Benefits

    Developer Plus Developer Supporter
    Annual Cost $249/yr or $20/mo $69/yr or $5.70/mo $29/yr or $2.40/mo
    Logo in Newsletter
    Website Acknowledgement
    Event Tickets
    Game Submissions
    Complimentary Transferable Submission (No charge)
    Written Submission Feedback
    20% Discount
    Promotion & Visiblity
    Game of Choice Included in Online Stream / Steam (No Charge, Transferrable)
    Opportunity to purchase space/online/streaming presence (Discounted)
    Current or Prior IndieCade Nominee/Finalist or Award Winner included in Online Stream / Steam (No Charge)
    IndieCade Horizons
    Horizons Conference Participation
    Horizons Playtesting
    Special Alumni-Only Benefits
    Discord Access
    Current or Prior IndieCade Nominee/Finalist or Award Winner included in Online Stream / Steam (No Charge)

    Can I purchase a Membership as a gift?

    A Membership at IndieCade makes the perfect gift for all occasions! Select the level you’d like from the options at the top of this page, and you’ll be able to enter the recipient’s information.

    For any questions, contact us:  

    Terms and Conditions

    Please note that contributions are not refundable or transferable. All categories, benefits, and prices are subject to change. Membership benefits may not be refunded, resold, exchanged, or transferred unless specifically designated in the benefits section. Admissions tickets and membership benefits may not be used for group visits. By becoming a member, you agree to comply with our IndieCade Values/Code of Conduct.

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